OptiBiotix Health Plc., a leading life sciences company focused on harnessing the power of human microbiome modulation to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes, has been honoured with a prestigious NutraIngredients award in recognition of its revolutionary functional ingredient for weight management SlimBiome®.

The product, which supports natural weight management, beat off strong competition to win the Product of the Year: Weight Management category. The company’s next-generation probiotic for cardiovascular health, LPLDL®, was also a finalistin the Probiotic Product of the Year category.

Christina Wood,Executive Sales & Marketing Director at OptiBiotix, said: “We are delighted that SlimBiome®has won the prestigious Product of the Year: Weight Management category, providing independent industry recognition of the product’s scientific basis as well as its power to help manage weight and improve wellbeing.

“SlimBiome®is transforming the way weight management is traditionally approached, offering consumers a healthy, hunger-free system that can deliver real, measurable results. The potential health benefits of microbiome modulation are abundant and it is extremely rewarding to be recognised by NutraIngredients as forerunners in the field.”

SlimBiome® meets the significant market demand for a natural, science-backed product that delivers sustainable, stress-free weight management. Designed for wide-ranging use as a functional ingredient in snack bars and meal replacement shakes, as well as in dairy and bakery products, SlimBiome®is heat stable in processing, low cost, has no distinguishable tastes and can be easily added during manufacture. It is also commercially available as part of OptiBiotix’s own brand GoFigure® range of shakes and bars.

Held this year at the Starling Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland on 16 May, as part of Vitafoods Europe, the NutraIngredients Awards recognise the cutting-edge research and innovation that is forging the future in healthy foods, supplements and nutrition.